I tried to watch the press conference where Bud Selig announced the new Collective Bargaining Agreement, although it was hard to keep track of the announcement while following all of the details on Twitter. I didn't catch every word that was said, so I probably missed an announcement that went something like this:
"We're proud to say that with this new Collective Bargaining Agreement, the Pittsburgh Pirates have forever been eliminated from the playoffs".
I can only assume that this was said because all of the details that have come out about the new CBA pretty much have said the same thing.
Take the draft for example. No team has spent more on the draft the last four years than the Pirates. In this time they've gone over-slot on middle round guys like Robbie Grossman, Nick Kin...
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